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NC Responds to Supreme Court’s Obamacare Decision With Call to Action

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CONTACT:   Kevin Rogers - 919.862.4009

Date: 6/28/2012

 ***Media Advisory for June 28, 2012***

 NC Responds to Supreme Court’s Obamacare Decision With Call to Action

New Law Here to Stay; Advocates Ready to Move Full-Speed Ahead on Implementation

 (Raleigh, NC)  Patients, Children’s Advocates and lawmakers will gather today at 1pm at the Capital Building in Raleigh to celebrate the long-awaited Supreme Court decision affirming the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The court announced the ruling today after months of deliberation and two years of acrid political debate in Congress and the states.

Advocates, lawmakers and others who worked to pass the law in 2010 and North Carolinians already benefiting from the law will comment on today’s ruling. The ACA already benefits millions of Americans and will help millions through future coverage expansions and consumer protections that will stop the worse insurance industry abuses.

Although the pending court decision stalled implementation some states, here in NC implementation has moved forward steadily with the creation of a state exchange marketplace. The group will call on state lawmakers to set aside remaining political differences over implementation of the law and make NC an example that other states can follow.

WHO:                    Seniors, women, patients, elected officials and consumer advocates

WHAT:                  Press conference/rally       

WHEN:                  Thursday, June 28th at 1pm 

WHERE:                Old Capital Building, South Lawn, Downtown Raleigh